6 amazing parties in the UAE this week
Headline featuring Tim Westwood
Tim Westwood aka the co-owner of Kiss FM and the voice of hip-hop on BBC Radio 1, one of the reasons Kanye West made it in the UK will be spinning live at N'Dulge this Thursday. Fans can expect a set filled with old school classics mixed with some modern day bangers. The 60-year-old Brit will be joined by local DJ Adam J, and taking over the UKG Terrace will be garage acts Heartless Crew, So Solid Crew’s Oxide and Neutrino with support by Dane Bowers.
When: 9pm-3am, Thursday March 1
Where: Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai
Holi Bash – Mika Singh
Go Desi in celebration of Holi, the “festival of colours”, as the FIVE Palm Jumeirah invites Mika Singh, the “King of Bollywood”, and Navraj Hans, the “Tiger of Punjab”, to perform. Expect to hear Western tunes set to dhol beats, folk-infused jazz, and Hindustani classic taans and raagas – to name a few. Tickets cost AED500 per person, including food and two drinks.
When: Friday March 2, 8pm-1am
Where: FIVE Palm Jumeirah Dubai
Contact: +971 58 880 0461, website
SoundOpia Yas Island Full Moon Festival
A non-stop 21-hour party is taking place under the full moon and beside the azure Arabian Gulf water with mangrove views. This is what they call the “UAE’s Most Alternative and Unique Non-Stop Music & Art Festival”. You have two stages with Mexican trance queen Pollyfonika Music, alongside more than a dozen local techno and trance artists.
When: Thursday March 1, 6pm-3pm
Where: Yas Beach, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
Contact: +971 56 242 0435, website
Decibel with Emmanuel
The Decibel is bringing us a night with Emmanuel, whose music takes influence from his daily emotions and experiences, creating tech and house tunes that are full of energy, drawing in crowds no matter where he’s spinning. Tickets are AED140 at the door and includes a free drink. It’s free for ladies before midnight.
When: Thursday March 1, 10pm-3am
Where: On42, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City
Contact: +971 55 656 6554, website
Plus Minus with Einmusik
Rising electronic star Einmusik performs live indoors, alongside Rami Chami, while Moataz Imam, Hameed and Omar Fayyad are taking over the terrace. It’s free entry between 4pm and 9pm (until 10pm for ladies), then AED110 for all until midnight and AED160 from then on.
When: Friday March 2, 4pm-3am
Where: BridgeWater Tavern Club, JW Marriott Marquis, Dubai
Contact: +971 56 921 8484, website
Nikki Beach Lounge at Dubai International Boat Show
One of our favourite party venues, will be joining in on the boating action this year. Taking place at the Dubai Canal, guests can expect to unwind over quality drinks and food as they take in everything from an ncredible collection of exquisite yachts to exciting experiences like kite surfing, kayaking and jet-skiing.
When: February 27-March 3
Where: Dubai Canal
Price: Tickets to the boast show start at AED60
Contact: + 971 4 376 6162, email: email@example.com